The renovated successor to Eastern Market’s historic Roma Cafe is readying for its debut this weekend. Former Roma chef Guy Pelino — who took over the iconic 127-year-old restaurant institution in July — confirms to the Detroit News that the refashioned Amore da Roma will open its doors to the public on December 16.
Amore da Roma will share many similarities to its predecessor including roughly the same menu and layout. “We’re keeping the same ambiance as the old restaurant and would love for many of the loyal customers who came here for years to come back and be very happy,” Pelino tells the News.
Customers can expect to find a renovated bar and restrooms as well as new floors. Pelino also updated the kitchen equipment and air conditioning, and replaced the walk-in freezer, according to Crain’s.
The chef intends to commence with more changes in the spring with help from Virtuoso Design + Build, including facade updates and the additions of a patio and outdoor bar. Reservations are currently being accepted for the opening.
Amore da Roma is located at 3401 Riopelle in Detroit; call 313-831-5940.
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